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Mon 19 Sep 2005
This Week in Racing History (September 18-24)

This Week in Racing History (September 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 18 Minardi F1 team founder Giancarlo Minardi born (1947). September 19 The Coppa Nissena Hillclimb in Italy is won by Clemente Ravetto driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1965). September 20 Top...

Sun 11 Sep 2005
This Week in Racing History (September 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (September 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 11 John Surtees, driving a Chevy powered Lola T70, wins the first race of the new Can-Am series, at St. Jovite, Quebec (1966). September 12 Designer Gustav Brunner born (1950). September...

Mon 05 Sep 2005
This Week in Racing History (September 4-10)

This Week in Racing History (September 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 4 Bobby Allison drives a Junior Johnson prepared Chevy to victory in the NASCAR Grand National Southern 500 stockcar race at Darlington, South Carolina, USA (1972). September 5 Steve...

Mon 29 Aug 2005
This Week in Racing History (August 28-September 3)

This Week in Racing History (August 28-September 3)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 28 Len Sutton wins his third (and last) USAC Championship race, at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, in a Salemi & Rini Watson roadster. Also the last win for an Andy Dunlap prepared car ...

Sun 21 Aug 2005
This Week in Racing History (August 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (August 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 21 Ford Mustang GTP debuts at Road America IMSA race. The car of Klaus Ludwig/Tim Coconis wins while the car of Bobby Rahal/Geoff Brabham car finished third. Only front-engined GTP car ever...

Sun 14 Aug 2005
This Week in Racing History (August 14-20)

This Week in Racing History (August 14-20)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 14 Robbie Gordon wins the off-road Heavy Metal Challenge, the final motorsports event held at Riverside International Raceway in California, USA (1988). August 15 Elio de Angelis, driving a ...

Sun 07 Aug 2005
This Week in Racing History (August 7-13)

This Week in Racing History (August 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 7 Emillio Viloresi wins the Copa Ciano Junior in Livorno, Italy. First race win for the Alfa Romeo 158 Alfetta (1938). August 8 F1 and CART champion Nigel Mansell born (1953). August...

Sat 30 Jul 2005
This Week in Racing History (July 31-August 6)

This Week in Racing History (July 31-August 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 31 Rally driver Mikko Hirvonen born in Jyvaskyla, Finland (1980). August 1 Ferdinand Porsche is released from a French prison after his children Ferry and Louise pay 1000 Francs to the French ...

Mon 25 Jul 2005
This Week in Racing History (July 24-30)

This Week in Racing History (July 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 24 An injured (seperated shoulder) Eddie Lawson rides a Yamaha to victory in the French Grand Prix for 500cc motorcycles (1988). July 25 Peter Revson and Denny Hulme, driving McLaren ...

Sun 17 Jul 2005
This Week in Racing History (July 17-23)

This Week in Racing History (July 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 17 Mark Donohue drives an AMC Javelin to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA (1971). July 18 Drag racer Jerry Eckman born (1942). July 19 Denny ...

Mon 11 Jul 2005
This Week in Racing History (July 10-16)

This Week in Racing History (July 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 10 Jim Connor, driving a Maserati Tipo 60, wins the sports car race at Vaca Valley, California, USA (1960). July 11 Joest Porsche 962s finish 1-2 (John Winter and Manuel Reuter leading John Paul...

Sun 03 Jul 2005
This Week in Racing History (July 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (July 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 3 Hurley Haywood and A.J. Foyt drive the T-Bird Swap Shop "Moby Dick" Porsche 935 to victory in the IMSA Paul Revere 250 at Daytona, Florida, USA (1983). July 4 Bobby Rahal wins the Formula ...

Sun 26 Jun 2005
This Week in Racing History (June 26-July 2)

This Week in Racing History (June 26-July 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker June 26 The United States Auto Club reduces the size of the engine annulus opening on turbine powered Indy cars from 23.9 to 15.9 cubic inches (1967). June 27 The Targa Florio Museum opens in ...

Tue 21 Jun 2005
This Week in Racing History (June 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (June 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker June 19 Alan Stacey and Chris Bristow die in separate accidents during the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. The race is won by Jack Brabham in a Cooper-Climax (1960). June 20 Rothmans sponsored Porsche...

Wed 15 Jun 2005
This Week in Racing History (June 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (June 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker June 12 Andrew Gilbert-Scott drives a Lola T642 to victory in the RAC FF1600 race at Snetterton, England (1983). June 13 Giuseppi Compari, driving an Alfa Romeo, wins the first Circuito di Mugello in...

Mon 06 Jun 2005
This Week in Racing History (June 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (June 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker June 5 Julien Bailey drives a Lola T640E to victory in the FF1600 race at Oulten Park, England (1982). June 6 Jack Brabham wins the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort driving a Cooper-Climax...

Thu 02 Jun 2005

"Black Wheels" debuts at National Press Club

The premiere of "Black Wheels" a documentary heralding the history of African American in motorsports was held at the National Press Club today. The film's producer Byron Hunter who was present to participate in a panel discussion told the...

Mon 30 May 2005
IRL: Wood Brothers mark anniversary of Indy victory

IRL: Wood Brothers mark anniversary of Indy victory

Glen and Leonard Wood started racing over 50 years ago. Their lightning-quick pit stops, made famous in stock car racing, were introduced to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1965. Ford initiated the relationship between the Wood brothers and...

Sun 29 May 2005
This Week in Racing History (May 29-June 4)

This Week in Racing History (May 29-June 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 29 Jackie Ickx and Jochen Mass drive a Rothman's Porsche 956 to victory in the World Endurance Championship race on the Nurburgring in Germany. Last international 1000km event to use the ...

Mon 23 May 2005
This Week in Racing History (May 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (May 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 22 Luigi Fagioli drives a Mercedes-Benz W25 to victory in the Monoco Grand Prix. He is the first driver to lead at Monoco from Flag to flag (1935). May 23 Fred Lorenzen drives a Holman-Moody...

Sun 15 May 2005
his Week in Racing History (May 15-21)

his Week in Racing History (May 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 15 John Force becomes the first NHRA Funny Car driver to exceed 320 mph when his Castrol Ford Mustang runs 323.35 mph at the end of the 1/4 mile in Englishtown, New Jersey, USA (1998). May 16 The...

Tue 10 May 2005
Indy 500 history on DVD

Indy 500 history on DVD

DVD Review - No CRs - What Happened? "Indianapolis 500: The Legacy Series," Just in Time for May What better way to kick off the month of May than with seven hours of video from the Brickyard? The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is arguably the...

Mon 09 May 2005
This Week in Racing History (May 8-14)

This Week in Racing History (May 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 8 Gilles Villeneuve dies in a practice accident before Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder (1982). May 9 Pedro Rodriguez and Jackie Oliver drive their Wyer-Gulf Porsche 917K to victory in the 1000 ...

Sun 01 May 2005
This Week in Racing History (May 1-7)

This Week in Racing History (May 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 1 Cameron Argetsinger resigns from the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Corporation, which he helped found (1970). May 2 Graham Hill drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the International Trophy race at...